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article imageNintendo's Game Boy turns 25

By W. Mark Dendy     Apr 21, 2014 in Entertainment
Twenty-five years ago, Nintendo premiered the first Game Boy – a palmed handheld game machine which included the game Tetris.
The inclusion of the game Tetris, a game developed five years earlier in 1984, on the Game Boy was responsible in part for the little gray device's popularity.
The Huffington Post reports that since April 21, 1989, Nintendo has sold "more than 118 million units of the original Game Boy and Game Boy Color."
And although the Game Boy has been the most popular of handheld gaming machines, it was not the first. According to the Guardian, Milton Bradley came out with the first handheld game system, the Microvision, a decade earlier.
In 1992, Barbie: Gamegirl was released by publisher Hi Tech Expressions in an effort to get more girls interested in playing video games. The premise of the game was Barbie had to find an outfit to wear on a date with Ken.
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